Opinion

To the editor:  As a new resident to the area, I’ve been interested in seeing what kind of candidates District 5 would put forth for the commissioner election. I like both our choices but decided that I will vote for Dave Gamradt. As someone starting a family, and a new business, time is very important [...]

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President Obama will be delivering his State of the Union address this week. If it is anthing like the last 40 or so such speeches, it will be three times as long as necessary, ignored by many and promptly forgotten by the rest. Always trying to be helpful, here’s my suggestion for what the president [...]

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To the editor:  Recently I was affected by Blue Cross/Blue Shield’s non-emergency medical ride service. I called Blue Ride to schedule transport to a medical appointment. Their driver was an hour-and-a-half late, and I missed my appointment. This was because Blue Cross/Blue Shield cancelled its contracts with the transportation company providing rides because they were [...]

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People have been complaining about the weather a lot lately, most of them with icicles hanging from their nose. However, West’s Winter Misery Index (WWMI) says those complaints are out of line. Just because you can’t see the barn from the house or your auto sounds like a hog in distress doesn’t mean this is [...]

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To the editor:  When you let President Obama force you to buy insurance through the Obamacare program, they are using your insurance premiums to pay for abortion services, surgical and chemical abortifacients. Now, by submitting to Obama’s program, he is tricking us into “adoring” the pagan gods of the devil in hell. The devil is [...]

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Politics is the process we use to come up with solutions for those issues on which we don’t have consensus. It’s always messy, never easy, and often hard to understand. Nevertheless, there have been times in this state when we elected people who disagreed on issues, fought hard for their principles but still respected one [...]

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A new year is upon us, and it’s time to get out the trusty crystal ball. The visions in the ball are crystal clear, but are still hard to read through the duct tape and Elmer’s glue that hold everything together. Nonetheless, here are a dozen things to expect in 2014: 1. Under normal circumstances, [...]

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Please buckle your seat belts, Flight 2013 will be coming in for a landing shortly. Make sure your issues are in an upright position, and remain seated until we come to a full stop. Flight 2013 began several gallons short of a full tank, and it seemed as if it might not last until the [...]

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